The Global University: The Role of the Curriculum

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The Global University: The Role of the Curriculum

Authors: Doug Bourn, Aileen McKenzie, Chris Shiel

The Global University: The Role of the Curriculum argues that high quality higher education should be concerned with preparing students – ethically and intellectually – for active global citizenship.

Students increasingly regard this preparation as vital for their future. There is evidence that many of them see it as a hallmark of quality higher education, and actively select courses that feature practical and academic responses to global issues and questions. Recognising their own social and environmental impact in an interdependent world, they are concerned about how their studies prepare them for their future.

Curriculum leaders have a vital role to play in designing and delivering courses and modules that equip students with this global perspective. With this in mind, this book:

  • discusses the concept of global perspectives in diverse higher education curricula
  • records ways that global perspectives can feature in the curricula
  • explores the values of innovative approaches, including experiential and participatory learning
  • showcases examples of good practice in teaching and learning.

Higher education colleagues from a range of institutions present their work to illustrate how the curriculum can contribute to a global university in support of the work of DEA and champions in higher education to forward this agenda.

The Global University: The Role of the Curriculum is aimed at curriculum development teams and academics concerned with the delivery of high quality higher education curricula.

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